A few thoughts as I listen to Rush’s entire 2112 album.
I always love this time of year because of the anticipation of what kind of year it’s going to be for the Edmonton Oilers.
Since the minute their season ended I’ve been dreaming about trades, free-agent signings, draft picks, starting goaltenders and line combinations. There are so many unknowns to the lineup and right now, the hype in my head has all of those unknowns turning out as best-case scenarios.
It’s like waiting for the new EAsports NHL game to come out each year. You want to see what new changes they’ve made, how much your favourite players have increased in their ratings and it’s an early way to see what other people (those who come up with the ratings for instance) think about your team. I always think that I can win the cup with the Oilers and their opening day lineups.
I also love this time of year because this is the only time where I expect to see the entire A-squad out for the Oilers. Usually (not this year) all of the players on the roster are healthy and have had an entire off-season (longer than 16 other teams) to recover and regroup from last season.